Class of 2013 DEN Guru Finalists

Every STAR has his/her own special talents, skills, and passion for utilizing digital content across the curriculum. We want to continue to provide opportunities for STARs to share their knowledge with the community so we began the DEN Guru program. Through a competitive application process, up to 5 DEN Gurus are selected each year. DEN Gurus are promoted throughout the community as thought leaders in the educational field and have the opportunity to share their expertise in a variety of ways.

We were overwhelmed by the quality of the applications this year and were faced with the difficult decision to select only 12 finalists. Congratulations to these STAR Discovery Educators on being named a 2013 DEN Guru Finalist:

Joli Barker
Tracie Belt
Tracy Carpenter
Lea Anne Daughrity
Mauri Dufour
Kelly Hines
Andrea Keller
Robin Martin
Thomas McLaughlin
Kati Searcy
Selena Ward
Cheryl Woolwine

In April, these finalists will present to a panel of judges. At the DENny Awards, up to five of these finalists will be named Class of 2013 DEN Gurus.


  1. Sandi DENnis

    Yay and congrats to all!! (Especially my DENwife Tracy). Can’t wait to learn from all of you!!!

  2. Heather

    Congratulations! Such great choices.

  3. Betsy Ruffin

    Congrats to all

  4. Peggy George

    Are the finalist presentations being streamed this year for us to view live (like they were last year?) Would love to be able to watch them! Is there a link to register?

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